While some professions are inherently more dangerous than others, few people expect to be injured in an accident at work. Hundreds of people across the nation are hurt at work every day and if you have been injured while working, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
An on-the-job accident can cause severe injuries requiring hospitalization. These injuries may result in the need for extended medical treatment and time off from work. Medical bills and lost wages due to a work accident can put victims and their families in a financial bind. Understand what steps to take right after a work-related injury in order to secure the right to benefits and compensation.
Workers Compensation Can Help
Workers’ compensation exists to help relieve some of the financial burdens a family faces after a work-related accident. In fact, workers’ comp benefits can help the victim get necessary medical care. This includes emergency and ongoing medical care. Workers’ comp can replace a portion of lost wages.
However, filing for workers’ comp isn’t always easy or straightforward. The claims process is daunting and strenuous for victims, especially if they received a denial after submitting their initial claim. In most cases, it’s necessary to obtain legal advice to understand the right to compensation under the law and to ensure that employers and physicians are acting according to the law.
Your One Stop Resource for All Your Workers’ Comp Needs
Our workers’ compensation attorneys strive to help victims of on-the-job accidents recover from their injuries in a variety of ways. First, we can help you fill out your initial accident report and workers’ compensation application. We can assist you with working with your employer, your doctors, and your state’s labor division to help you access the benefits you need, when you need them. In case your workers’ compensation claim is denied, we can help you appeal. The appeals go through various levels of administration so you can get the benefits necessary to move forward after a critical job-related injury.
Contact Us Today
You could fill out an accident form and obtain workers’ compensation without the help of a lawyer, but it’s not advisable. Many people who go this route are initially denied workers’ compensation benefits and end up hiring an attorney to help them appeal their case. This just draws out the process. Often, families cannot afford to go without benefits for months while a workers’ compensation case is reviewed, denied, and appealed. By working with an attorney at the start of your case, you can immediately set your case up for success.
If you or a loved one were injured at work, no matter what field of work you are in, our experienced workers’ comp lawyers can help. We understand how challenging the obstacles ahead are, especially when you’re dealing with the physical pain and emotional suffering associated with a critical injury. Reach out to us today by phone or fill out our online contact form. We’ll get in touch with you right away.